Volunteers in Winton and Boscombe support victims of modern slavery in Dorset

published on 16 Apr 2020

Andy Wileman

Volunteers from The Salvation Army in Winton and Boscombe have pooled donations of food and toiletries, kindly donated by local Marks and Spencer and Tesco stores, to provide support packages for victims of modern slavery in the Dorset area.

The Salvation Army holds the Government contract to manage specialist support to all adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales which is delivered through a network of  safe houses and outreach programmes run directly by The Salvation Army and a number of partner organisations.

Even with current challenges due to coronavirus, staff and volunteers are doing everything possible so that victims have the best care possible, to keep them safe and help them continue their recovery.

Salvation Army staff and volunteers got in touch with the organisation which provides slavery victims in Dorset with safe accommodation, counselling and help with medical, financial and legal assistance to offer additional support while these vulnerable people are facing social isolation.

Andrew Wileman from Winton Salvation Army said: “When we dropped off the donations yesterday, the support workers were absolutely thrilled and told us what a difference it would make in helping the people in their care to minimise contact with the outside world and reduce the risk of infection.”


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